Therapists at Vital Living WellSpa

Lana

Lana

  Registered Nurse (RN)
  Energy Therapist - Reiki Master Teacher (RMT);  Healing Touch (Levels I & II); Heart-Centered Therapy (HCT); Prana Healing (Level I)
  Licensed Massage Therapist
  Board Certified Massage Therapist (MBLEx)
  Member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
  Participant in the VL Mentorship Program for Advanced Techniques
  PLA #: 28133278A
  National Provider Identifier (NPI) #: MT22107377
  Customized Therapeutics: Therapeutic Massage, Myofascial Release (MFR), CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Comprehensive Energy Healing Therapy (CEHT); Sports Injury & Remedial Massage, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Hot Stone Massage,  Swedish Relaxation & Wellness Massage, Special Populations, including Prenatal Massage, Couples Massage, Chair Massage

 


“Kindness, compassion, honesty, and courage are the four pillars to healing ourselves.  We all need a gentle space held with compassion and acceptance to encourage our deepest healing.”  - Lana


With 20+ years as a Registered Nurse, Lana uses her multi-faceted experience and education synergistically to support her life’s calling:  to deliver compassionate care with a heart-centered approach encompassing body, mind, and spirit. Since 1994, Lana has pursued various energy therapeutics and has been a practicing Reiki Master (RMT), and a Practitioner of Healing Touch, Prana Healing, Aromatherapy, Upledger/Chikly Heart Centered Therapy (HCT), and has trained with John Barnes in Myofascial Release (MFR) and CranioSacral Therapy (CST), as well as Graston: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).  In early 2021, she completed her Massage Therapy program with the Massage Therapy Institute of Fort Wayne. 

Lana pursued her education in Massage Therapy because she has always been drawn to helping others and fostering an environment where true healing can take place. Lana’s vast range of training and modalities make her an ideal therapist capable of assessing the human body utilizing a fusion of both medical knowledge and energetic expertise. The result is a treatment plan tailored exclusively to the needs of her clients that encompasses not only physical healing but transcends muscle and fascia into deeper levels of transformation, both emotionally and spiritually. Experience with Lana the Joy and Healing that can be yours.

“When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives." - Kristen Neff


Inspired by her love of learning and helping others, Lana is interested in expanding her knowledge of Barnes' Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Reflexology, Cupping Therapy, & Manual Lymph Drainage.

Kori-elle

Kori-elle

  •   Lead Esthetician & Spa Experience Coordinator
  •   Licensed Esthetician (LE) & Member of ASCP since January 2021
  •   Licensing # ES22000514
  •   Certification in Skin Script Corrective Skin Care Product Line
  •   Customized Therapeutic & Corrective Skin Care:  including (NEW!) Body Select Facials, Men's Face & Beard Treatments, & Prenatal Belly Facials
  •   Customized Spa Treatments & Services:  including Hot Stone Massage, Luminosity Body Polish, Relaxation & Wellness Massage, and Spa Day Experience Packages

"Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on Earth to offer others.” ~ Parker Palmer


Kori-elle entered the field of skin care and esthetics with a passion for helping others to see the natural beauty within themselves. She is devoted to providing each client with personalized services and care. She also places a focus on helping each person to learn how to care for their skin at home and providing empowerment. A natural caregiver, Kori-elle is driven to help others experience self-care as a crucial part of a happy, healthy life.

Leaving the corporate world behind, Kori-elle chose to follow her dream of helping others find peace and confidence within themselves. Having graduated from Rudae’s School of Beauty Culture, Kori-elle specializes in personalized facial treatments, microcurrent, machine facials, acne treatments, and rejuvenation services. She is currently certified in the Skin Script product line, Milady Infection Control, and Barbacide sanitation practices. Continued education and further certifications are an important part of her career. Her future plans include obtaining certification in light therapy, Dermaplaning, HydraFacials, micro-needling, and sugar waxing.

Chelsey

Chelsey

  •   Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
  •   Certification in Cupping Therapy
  •   Certified Crystal Healing Therapist (CCH)
  •   Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  •   PLA#: MT21806433
  •   National Provider Identifier (NPI) #: 1093364960
  •   Customized Therapeutics: Cupping Therapy, Myofascial Release (MFR), Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Therapeutic Massage, Orthopedic and Medical Massage Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Geriatric Massage, Couples Massage, Swedish Relaxation/Wellness Massage, Aromatherapy and Chair Massage

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves," - Buddha


Chelsey, an Ivy Tech graduate, holds an AAS in Therapeutic Massage, a Certification in Cupping Therapy and is a Certified Crystal Healer through an accredited program through the Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy. Chelsey's love is to use the fusion of both Eastern and Western techniques to treat those experiencing pain & dysfunction with a holistic, well-rounded approach.

Trained in a variety of healing modalities, Chelsey is able to work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues.  Chelsey helps her clients reach and even exceed their goals due to her background in co-treating clients with other skilled healthcare practitioners.  Her skills and knowledge of muscle imbalances and biomechanical assessment enable her to more effectively assess, treat and educate her clients. Some of her continuing education has been in Cupping Therapy and Crystal Healing, and soon to be (as of May 2019) Barnes' Myofascial Release & CranioSacral Therapy! Besides those mentioned, Chelsey's therapeutic specialties include Integrated Deep Tissue for Pain Management, Orthopedic and Medical Massage Therapy, Prenatal, Reflexology, Hot Stone & Deep Relaxation Massage.

Chelsey is a member of the Americal Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

Cindy

Cindy

  •   Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
  •   Advanced Certification in Medical Massage Therapy
  •   Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  •   PLA#: MT20902380
  •   National Provider Identifier (NPI) #: 1770952053
  •   Customized Therapeutics: Therapeutic Massage, Orthopedic and Medical Massage Therapy, Cupping Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Geriatric Massage, Couples Massage, Swedish Relaxation/Wellness Massage, Reflexology, Raindrop Therapy, Aromatherapy and Chair Massage

Cindy’s greatest passion in life is helping other people and massage therapy has been a naturally unfolding part of her life, starting as a child. Cindy graduated from Ivy Tech with her AAS degree in Therapeutic Massage in 2007 and prior to that received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration with a Specialty in Business Management in 1995. Cindy completed an intensive year-long Medical Massage program and has her Advanced Certification in Medical Massage Therapy.

Cindy loves the holistic approach to health that massage therapy and bodywork provide. Utilizing many different massage modalities, the majority of her experience has been in the field of health & fitness. Her practice has included adolescents to geriatrics and has spanned prenatal massage to sports massage on giants… well, not really but the Fort Wayne Mad Ants are pretty tall!

Cindy’s quality of touch melts stress and anxiety. Her quality of touch, her evaluation and assessment skills combined with her “internal radar” and medical massage are some of her greatest strengths. She excels at detailed muscle work and getting to the core of the problem. What we hear most from her clients is, “No one has ever done that before! Oh my gosh, I can’t believe the difference!” Clients love her work and often schedule all of their appointments three to six months out. Cindy still has openings though so don’t hesitate to call.

Cindy is very dedicated to her family (her husband and three daughters) as well as helping others. Cindy says, “God has given me the skills and talents I have so that I may use them to help others – I need to use these gifts well.”

Lauren

Lauren

  •   Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
  •   Certified Yoga Instructor (CYI)
  •   BS in Exercise Physiology and Psychology
  •   Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
  •   PLA#: MT21304814
  •   National Provider Identifier (NPI) #:1083081400
  •   Customized Therapy: Full Body Therapeutic Massage and Relaxation, Myofascial Massage, Integrated Deep Tissue Therapy, Couples Massage 

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia.


It’s a fact that touch is a basic human need and the profound effect that touch can have is evident in Lauren’s work. Caring touch by its nature is relaxing, nurturing and healing. Lauren believes that Therapeutic Massage balances and rejuvenates from the inside out….as well as from the outside in!

Lauren has been working with Vital Living WellSpa since December 2011. She graduated from Ivy Tech with her AAS in Therapeutic Massage in 2012 and that was her third degree. She has a BS in Exercise Physiology and a BS in Psychology from Ball State University. In addition, Lauren is a Certified Yoga Instructor, practicing yoga since 1998 and in the Fort Wayne area since 2010.

Beautiful Yoga Pigeon Pose

Her yoga teaching style focuses on body mechanics, ease of movement and a relaxed sense of awareness – being more in touch with your body. She synthesizes her experience in yoga, exercise physiology and assessment skills in massage therapy to identify participants’ tight and restricted areas and through yoga assists them in correcting those postures. However, many times the soft tissue restrictions are such that bodywork (massage) is needed, after which yoga helps the individual maintain their alignment and flexibility. At Vital Living, Lauren puts the puzzle pieces together and uses Therapeutic Massage and Myofascial Massage to relieve pain and improve function. She does all of that and makes her client feel wonderful at the same time!

Through her love and knowledge of yoga, fitness and wellness, Lauren’s practice of massage endeavors to assist each client in finding that unique balance of body and spirit. She recommends appropriate self-care treatments and stretches along with stress relieving exercises that are mentally and emotionally calming to reduce inflammatory stress hormones that contribute to pain. The result is improved physical as well as relational aspects of life.

“I look forward to making a positive difference in your life today! Namaste.” – Lauren

Stephanie

Stephanie

  •   Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
  •   Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB)
  •   Advanced Certification in Medical Massage Therapy
  •   Certified in Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and Fascial Movement Taping
  •   Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (CPT)
  •   Reiki Master Teacher
  •   PLA#: MT21204286
  •   National Provider Identifier (NPI) #: 1851775209
  •   Customized Therapeutics: Integrated Deep Tissue for Pain Management, Orthopedic & Medical Massage, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Cupping Therapy, Myofascial Release (MFR), Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Prenatal Medical Massage, Post-Op Rehabilitation, Fascial Movement Taping for Pain and Posture, and Reiki
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  • PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Stephanie is not taking any new clients. She is currently mentoring other therapists in Advanced Therapeutic Techniques to help assist as many clients as possible. If you require:  evening appointments; weekends; need flexibility; or regular availability for Medical or Therapeutic Massage please click here to schedule with Belle.

Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi.


That’s what Stephanie aspires to… to be aware of how her thoughts, emotions, and actions influence herself and the world around her; to strive every day to make a difference in the lives of others. Her enthusiasm is contagious and you’ll find her to be a wealth of information.

Stephanie’s Family

Stephanie graduated from Ivy Tech with an AAS in Therapeutic Massage and is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She also completed an intensive year-long Medical Massage program and has her Advanced Certification in Medical Massage Therapy.  Stephanie’s love is to use her talents in treating clients who are having pain or dysfunction rather than doing relaxation massage.

Trained in many healing modalities, Stephanie is able to work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues. Her background as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, certified through the National Federation for Professional Trainers (NFPT), has been a valuable asset in treating her massage clients and also in working with fitness and healthcare professionals of Northeast Indiana. Her skills and knowledge of muscle imbalances and biomechanical assessment enable her to more effectively assess, treat and educate her clients. Some of her continuing education has been in Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release for treatment of head and neck, Cupping Therapy and Fascial Movement Taping for Pain and Posture. Besides those mentioned, Stephanie’s therapeutic specialties include Integrated Deep Tissue for Pain Management, Orthopedic and Medical Massage Therapy and Neuromuscular Therapy.

Gayle

Gayle

  •   Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
  •   PLA#: MT20900146
  •   Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
  •   Therapeutic Massage: Geriatric Massage, Oncology and Hospice Massage, Wellness & Deep Relaxation Massage, Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Couples Massage

“I’ve experienced the transformative benefits of massage physically, emotionally and mentally with my clients of all ages and believe massage is an essential component in any quality health program as well as end of life care. It doesn’t hurt that it happens to be all natural and feels wonderful!” - Gayle Zuber


Gayle has been in practice at Vital Living since graduating from Center for Vital Living in 2001. Her welcoming smile, reassuring manner and nurturing touch create an immediate rapport with her clients. That and her expertise in Oncology and Hospice Massage make her a perfect match for individuals of all ages who have cancer or any other debilitating disease who need physical or emotional support or pain management. Stressed family members also find massage extremely beneficial.

Gayle was our community Hospice Massage Therapist for 8 years and retired from that in May, 2019.  She is available part-time through the week and on Saturdays by calling Vital Living WellSpa rather than booking online. She creates a healing sanctuary that invites you to let go and relax deeply.

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